Are You A Hacker, Developer or Engineer? (And Why it Matters)
In the software world, the terms “developer” and “engineer” are often used interchangeably to mean “someone who builds things with code.” Sometimes the word “hacker” gets thrown into the mix if the company is a startup or is trying to make an open job position sound more enticing. But what does it mean for someone to be a “developer” versus an “engineer”? Does it matter? If you’re trying to “level up” or make a career out of writing code, I’d say it matters a lot.